Feature: Letters to Congress

CHN letter to all U.S. Senators demands COVID-19 relief
September 25, 2020

CHN on Friday, Sept. 25 sent a letter to all 100 U.S. Senators demanding COVID-19 relief. It reads in part, "The pandemic has imperiled your constituents’ economic well-being and their health. COVID-19 cases are again rising, and as we enter the colder months, the threat will increase. The moratorium on evictions expires at the end of the year. If you leave now without acting, millions of people, unable to come up with one or more months of unpaid rent, will face eviction."

CHN’s letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend U.S. Census reporting deadlines
August 10, 2020

CHN's letter to all members of the U.S. Senate urging Senators to extend statutory reporting deadlines for apportionment and redistricting data for the 2020 Census to April 30, 2021, extend the deadline to transmit state population totals to that date, prohibit the Bureau and the President from sending the relevant data to the Congress in advance of those deadlines, and to allocate $400 million to address Census Bureau operational challenges.

COVID 4.0 Sign-on Letter
July 24, 2020

The undersigned national organizations urge you to enact new pandemic relief legislation that can effectively reduce the harsh scope of the health and economic crisis engulfing our nation.

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS

U.S. Census Bureau: Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2015
September 12, 2016

This report presents statistics on health insurance coverage in the United States in 2015, changes in health insurance coverage rates between 2014 and 2015, as well as changes in health insurance coverage rates between 2013 and 2015. The statistics in this report are based on information collected in two surveys conducted by the Census Bureau, the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS).

U.S. Census Bureau: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015
September 12, 2016

This report presents data on income and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

How the Poor Would Remedy Poverty
February 28, 1986

Longtime CHN Executive Director, who passed away in February 2020, authored a seminal report, "How the Poor Would Remedy Poverty." It was, based on more than 200 interviews with low-income people in 1986.